High Resolution
Key Data Capture

Automatically read container codes. 

Tracking ISO intermodal shipping containers requires not simply reading the container code, but making associations with other key data that tells you where the container is in your yard, what's in it, where it's going, and how it will get there. Container code readers from Perceptics automatically capture codes from our high resolution imagers, and convert that information via our multi-expert OCR into machine- and human-readable content. Perceptics offers both rear and side container code readers for optimal ISO code reading in the event there are damaged codes on the container. Pair the rear and side imagers together for maximum container data capture.

Product Highlights

  • Accurately captures the owner code, serial number and check digit in day, night and all weather conditions, anywhere on the container and in any orientation
  • Optionally identifies size, type, and country codes
  • Can process any combination of containers moving at speeds of up to 45 mph
  • Easily integrates with other security devices to provide a complete assessment of the vehicle in real time
Benefits + Features

Captures the four-character owner code, six-digit serial number, and check digit day or night, in all weather conditions

Reads multiple font types, locations, and orientations

Captures accurate reads at speeds up to 45 mph

Easily scalable and integrable with new or existing systems

Convenient Web interface for remote status and configuration

Integrated optical character recognition engine


System Components

One Ultra High Resoultion imager:

  • 5MP camera with with pre-selected and pre-set lens
  • Embedded OCR software to read container codes

Stroboscopic illuminator with front panel filter kit

Optional trigger sensors, posts, cables, mounting kits and junction boxes are available

Power & I/O

Imager: 120VAC, 50/60HZ, 55W


  • Rear CCR: 120VAC, 100W (static), 1350W (peak)
  • Side CCR: 120VAC, 100W (static), 1250W (peak)

10/100 Mbps Ethernet Port

Operating Conditions

Operating Temp: -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C)

Humidity: 10%~90% (non-condensing)

Protection Rating: IP67

Physical Characteristics


  • Dimensions: 6.6"W x 6.4"H x 12"D (168mm x 163mm x 305mm)
  • Weight: 9.8 lbs (4 kg)


  • Dimensions: 7.7"W x 7.4"H x 22.7"D (196mm x 188mm x 577mm)
  • Weight: 23 lbs (10.5 kg)

Material: Anodized aluminum sun shield, extruded anodized aluminum body

Connectors: 3-pin power, 4-pin signal, 6-pin trigger, Ethernet

Ultra-High Resolution Imaging & Illumination

5MP resolution

Field of view (depends on lane geometry): 11' - 20'

Vehicle speed: up to 45mph

Full images (compressed and uncompressed); patch images also available

Operating range (depends on lane geometry):

  • Rear CCR: 12' - 75'
  • Side CCR: 6' - 24'

Lens options:

  • Rear CCR: 16mm - 50mm
  • Side CCR: 12.5mm - 50mm

Light source: Xenon gas discharge lamp

Recharge time: 200 ms

Lamp life: 40,000,000 flashes

Illuminator output:

  • Rear CCR: 59 joules
  • Side CCR: 30 joules

Image Sensor

Sensor size: 2576 x 2048 active pixels

Sensor type: Quad Super eXtended; Graphics array (QSXGA) CMOS

Sensor readout: Random programmable region of interest (ROI), global shutter

Optical size: One inch

Pixel size: 4.8μm x 4.8μm

Pixel bit depth: 10-bits

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

On-chip Fixed Pattern Noise (FPN) Correction

Automatic Exposure Control (AEC)

Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)